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Carlsmith Beach Park

At a distance of about 5 km from Hilo airport you would hardly expect such a wonderful place. The...
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Onekahakaha Beach Park

The large beach park near the city of Hilo is especially suitable for families, as the sea here...
Akaka Falls

Akaka Falls State Park,

In the northeast of the island, the Hamakua Coast stretches between the capital Hilo and the village of Kukuihaele. An approximately 83...
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Halemaʻumaʻu Crater

Halemaumau Crater is the heart of Big Island and a MUST when visiting the largest of the Hawaiian Islands. The...
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Hilo Town

Hilo is the largest city on the Big Island with a population of over 47,000. It is also the capital of Hawaii County and...
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Kailua-Kona Town

Kailua-Kona has become world famous for several things. First and foremost probably by the triathlon "Ironman", which has been held every year since 1978 in...
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Kalapana Town

If you want to experience a piece of original Hawaii, you should not miss a visit to the former fishing town of Kalapana. In the year...
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Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park

In the "City of Refuge," as the Hawaiian tongue twister is also known, visitors will find one of the most authentic cultural sites on...
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Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach

Big Island is especially known for its black lava beaches, which are created and changed over and over again by years of volcanic eruptions....
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Rainbow Falls (Wailuku River)

Breathtaking and at the same time easy to reach: On the northeast coast of Big Island in Hilo and on the Hamakua Coast are...
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Waimea & Parker Ranch

Waimea is located on the north coast of Big Island and is a real cowboy town. Since Waimea is also on Oahu and...
Green Sand Beach

South Point & Green Sand Beach (Papakōlea)

In advance: These destinations are really only worthwhile if you are on the island for a longer period of time and want to go from the east side to the west side....
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Waipi'o Valley

Waipio Valley is a significant place for the Hawaiian people. The valley has been inhabited for over 1,000 years and plays...
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Leleiwi Beach Park

Leleiwi Beach Park (Wai'uli) on Kalanianaole Avenue is a popular but uncrowded snorkeling spot a few miles east of...
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Pohoiki Beach (Isaac Hale Beach Park)

In the Puna District on Big Island, in the Pohoiki Bay, lies the Isaac Hale Beach Park. It is known for...
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Hāpuna Beach Park

This beach park is one of the most attractive swimming beaches on Big Island, it is one of Hawaii's top 10 most beautiful beaches. In the...
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Honoliʻi Beach Park

Just a few miles north of Hilo is this surf beach popular among locals. Surfing in Hawaii has a...
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Ahalanui Park

Was unfortunately destroyed in 2018 by the volcanic eruption / lava flow at the time.
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Spencer Beach Park

A half-hour drive north from Kona International Airport is Spencer Beach Park. It is a...
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White Sands Beach Park (Magic Sands)

At White Sands Beach Park, the sand is magical, as it sometimes disappears completely overnight, leaving only the black...
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Kahaluʻu Beach Park

A small bay south of Kona, which is just for snorkeling and by its so colorful underwater world a popular destination...
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Richardson Ocean Park

If you want to snorkel on the east coast of Big Island, you should definitely stop here. The beach, which is characterized by black sand and...
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Kealakekua Bay (Captain's Cook Monument)

Kealakekua Bay with Captain's Cook Monument is probably one of the most historic sights in Hawaii and is located 19 km...
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Kīlauea Iki Trail

The Kīlauea Iki is a crater on the rim of the caldera (crater) of the Kīlauea volcano located on Big Island. In the...
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Nāpau Crater Trail

This trail shows perhaps most impressively the forces of the Kilauea volcano. You will witness the great eruptions of the last 100 years....
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Pololū Valley Hike

In the north of Big Island there are 7 deeply incised valleys. The only one that can be hiked is the Waipio...
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Rainforest to Puʻu ʻŌʻō Trail

Opinions differ about this hiking trail. Is it allowed to walk it or not? In the "Ultimate Guidebook of Big Island"...
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Mauna Kea

At over 4200 meters, Mauna Kea is one of the highest elevations in the Hawaiian archipelago. When it comes to naming, the...
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